overall
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70
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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We’ve taken our Insidious Imperial Stout and kept it hostage for nearly a year in the cellar. Aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels, Insidious takes on a seductive bourbon aroma and wraps up flavors of chocolate and vanilla to close with a warming bourbon finish. Everything you love about Insidious is enhanced in this Bourbon Barrel rendition.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (2250) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Solid if unspectacular BA RIS, nose has a lot of alcohol, small hints of chocolate, but a really interesting pretzel sort of character, somewhat salty. A pretty easy to drink beer and certainly not bad at all.


4
alexsdad06 (11238) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend from backlog notes (2012). Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, fudge, bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, solid.

4
ffaoe (1017) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2017
Chocolate and bourbon aromas. Pitch black in color with nice long lasting brown head. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, and light bourbon notes.

3.1
Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain, caramel), with a strong note of bourbon/whiskey, other notes of wood, alcohol, vanilla. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/creamy/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Not too bad for this sorta thing, but really heavy on the bourbon...malt character is just barely able to show through that. I probably would like the unaged version better. Quite sweet, but still drinkable thanks to not being overly syrupy nor too hot/burning.

3
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Keg at the Bethlehem brewery. Dark brown, red highlights, large creamy brown head, good retention. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is raisin, booze, chocolate, vanilla, mild roast. Thin.

3.6
anthony850 (473) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Light and easy drinking stout. Chocolate and Carmel taste with light bourbon taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
hman43 (1898) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2016
It pours black with a dark brown head. It has aromas of bourbon, roast, chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, and hints of vanilla. There are chocolate flavors, bourbon, dark fruits, raisins, hints of vanilla, and a slight burnt taste. It has a heavy feel to it that is bitter and has plenty of alcohol warming.

3.8
katrinaez (2358) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Scent is heavy ripe black cherry and sweet tobacco cigars. Black with almost no head. Taste has nice boozy quality, but easy to drink. Not overly harsh. Mouth is good and full but again simple enough to not make you feel full. Bottle

4
JFGrind (2074) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Well built full bodied malty Imperial Stout that is maximized flavors with barrel aging. Coffee, roast, vanilla and bourbon goodness. Not too boozy, just right for my palate.

3.6
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Pours a light brown head with red flecks over a thick black body. Boozy aroma of molasses and leather. Rich chocolate and roasted malt taste. Warming finish with mild bitters.

3.8
BroadestTom (457) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Aroma caramel, chocolate, roasty, vanilla, woody, bourbon, Appearance black, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, full body, average carbonation, eyE Overall a nice wet bourbon wood taste that I would suggest to a friend


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